Sunday, May 28, 2017

Resident Evil: Vendetta - A Very Cool CG Animated Movie Based on the Popular Video Game

I was intrigued about this movie when I saw the poster in the coming soon section of 2 cinema websites in Indonesia. At first I thought it was another sequel to Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, but when I read it a bit more, I realized it had got nothing to do with that movie. Anyway the movie premiered in some Indonesian cinemas starting from Saturday. As I was having another weekend staycation with my wife on Saturday, I only went to the cinema today after we checked out from the hotel. My wife was having various things to do at the time, and hence I watched this movie by myself in Plaza FX. Ok, I will proceed to the movie now.

Brief Story Line

Chris Redfield (voiced by Kevin Dorman) was a member of BSAA, an elite unit specializing in killing the undead/zombies. He was given the task along with special forces from another unit to capture the notorious weapons dealer named Glenn Arias (voiced by Alexander Polinsky - Charles in Charge TV series). Though the mission was not successful, Chris did manage to find out that Arias was working on a new kind of virus to create the undeads.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge - 5th Installment of Our Favorite Pirate Jack Sparrow

So, another public holiday on a Thursday which translated to movie date with my wife. This was one of my anticipated movie for the summer period, as Pirates of the Caribbean series were also my favorite. It actually premiered in Indonesian cinemas yesterday but we believed it would be exciting to see it at noon in the nearest cinema from our home with the Dolby Atmos sound system, i.e. Epicentrum Mall. After trying new menus in a restaurant nearby the location, we went to the cinema and watch it at 1.15PM show. Well let us get on to the movie now.

Brief Story Line

Henry (Brenton Thwaites - Maleficent, Gods of Egypt etc) was a young man looking for ways to break curse of the sea. He read all the possible literature to help him achieve his mission. While working in a British war ship, he became caught up in the war with a pirate ship. After some incident, he was later found by the British army in an island. He was suspected of treason and was going to be punished by hanging. He claimed that the ship was attacked by army of the dead, led by captain Salazar (Javier Bardem - No Country for Old Men, Skyfall etc) which the Royal army did not believe.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Stratton - A Rather Standard British Spy Movie

It was a rare Tuesday night with premiere of a new movie, in Indonesia. According to the synopsis from the cinema 21 website, it was categorized as action thriller movie which seemed interesting. I was a bit doubtful whether I could make it to the theater on time as I was having an outside office meeting at 3.30 PM and still needed some time to return back to office. After having to endure 45 minutes of jam in the taxi, I decided to walk back to office for around 10 minutes, as if I had continued with the taxi, it would probably have taken me another 30 minutes. I reached the cinema location at 10 minutes to 7PM and was able to see the 7.15PM show. It was also quite lucky that my wife could reach there on time by riding on an "ojek" after her food tasting event. Well let us move on to the story then, shall we?

Brief Story Line

A British Special Boat Service unit led by John Stratton (Dominic Cooper - Warcraft: The Beginning, Captain America: The First Avenger etc) was deployed to a facility in Iran to do some mission to obtain a biological substance that could be made into weapon. To support their mission in the field, there were some tech team as well that consist of Aggy (Gemma Chan - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Spinks (Jake Fairbrother) and Cummings (Tom Felton - Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter series). Stratton was accompanied by a US Navy Seal Sgt Marty (Tyler Hoechlin - Teen Wolf TV series and as Superman in Supergirl TV series).